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EID kicks $16 million can down the road

El Dorado Irrigation District’s June 11 board approval of General Manager Jim Abercrombie’s proposed refinancing of year 2003 bonds will move $16 million of debt principal repayments from the years 2013-16 out to the years 2022-29. Abercrombie’s version of the refinancing is, “This debt restructuring will have no adverse financial impact to the district, because […]

No Comment / June 21, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Want to know about your EID bill? Just call

EDITOR: Greg Prada’s latest letter raised two points involving EID. The more important one was repetition of an incorrect claim, that EID had added $9 million in new IT projects to its Capital Improvement Plan for IT projects. There are no new IT projects in EID’s CIP. It’s easy to mistakenly believe otherwise because there […]

1 Comment / June 12, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Get well soon, Rusty Dupray

EDITOR: I have learned today that Rusty Dupray was in a motorcycle accident this week and is recovering at Sutter Hospital in Roseville. I am certain that everyone who knows Rusty will keep him in their thoughts and prayers and wish him a speedy and complete recovery. Whether you agreed with Rusty when he was on […]

No Comment / June 08, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

EID bills again don’t add up

EDITOR: Every January and for every EID rate hike over the past two years, EID ratepayers have received a version of the following message referring to indecipherable calculations of their bills: “New rates in effect as of April 1, 2012: Our billing system does not allow us to show your prorated calculations on the bill. But […]

1 Comment / June 01, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Kudos to El Dorado Hills Optimists

EDITOR: On behalf of everyone in the County Sports League, I want to extend our warmest thanks and appreciation to the Optimists of El Dorado Hills for their continued support of our track and field championships. The Optimists’ contribution went toward the awards we were able to give to the first, second, and third place […]

No Comment / June 01, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Gated communities

EDITOR: Living in El Dorado Hills has shown me luxury but it has also shown me censorship. There are many gated communities in EDH that are infuriatingly limiting with their rules. Rules like what color to paint your fences, what plants you can grow, what kind of satellite dishes are allowed, “inside hours,” and not […]

2 Comments / May 24, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

El Dorado Hills chamber encourages a “yes” on Measure C

EDITOR: The El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors votes to support Measure C, an El Dorado County Ballot Measure. Measure C will allow for the county to pay small vendors (contracts less than $10,000) in a timely manner. Most small vendors are our local businesses. This measure will allow the county to […]

No Comment / May 18, 2012 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »